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Fun things to do during your winter break

Still looking for things to do over winter break? We have three fun suggestions that should keep you busy.

Check out ZooLights. The annual animal-themed light display at the National Zoo is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday; again from Wednesday through December 30; and again on New Year’s Day. The zoo uses more than 500,000 lights to create scenes with tigers, bears, birds, even a Komodo dragon! There are also musical displays and a new garden scene. Bundle up for your nighttime walk, although you can duck into the exhibit buildings to catch sight of some real animals and to warm up. Best of all, it’s free!

Slip, slide with ICE! The amazing ice sculpture exhibit at National Harbor in Prince George’s County turns more than 2 million pounds of ice into your favorite “Shrek” characters, including Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots and, of course, the enormous green ogre himself. Don’t miss the 20-foot-long ice slides! Just like ZooLights, dress warmly. The temperature at ICE! is kept at a very chilly 9 degrees. (You can’t let Shrek melt!) Tickets range from $16 to $30, but kids 3 and younger get in free. The event continues through January 6.

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